So I really don’t know where to start this story.
Barcelona has always been my dream city.
It has a specific atmosphere that can not be compared to anything else. Feels like everyday is a festa. And maybe it is so. Because how else would you call it if the Sun is shining, the emerald green sea splashes out its waves to it’s white sandy beaches and easy breeze swings tall palm trees that reach the skies. Evenings are full of beach parties that start since sunset, sunkissed girls all around mingling, tingling in their aerial skirts and fit guys holding their Pina Colada, shivering next to bar area to the rhythm of “despacito” The skies in the morning are cloudless while in the night the starry sky infuses with the magical city lights.
Even the air there’s…warm and suggestive a smile.
If I would name it the best holidays that I have had I won’t exaggerate even a tiny bit. The company was the top and we have planned each day for us to be more organized.
The first day we were very tired arriving to the hotel where we stayed and that is why we’ve decided to have a rest for a while. We stayed at artsy shmartsy hotel Soho House Barcelona where we were not allowed to use our smartphones. They say nowadays people when are on holidays should be apart from social media as much as possible. And that is kinda true. I loved it. Not only that was particular about the hotel but also the interior design which is so important for me. We had moderate room furnished in vintage style and a little add on which got my heart completely “Marshall” radio that was always on when we were getting back, that caused Aiten to be paranoiac thinking we had somebody in the room until I was turning it off. So in case if you want to make me a gift by my next b-day you can have it on your mind! (Laughing).
After the break we decided to have a walk around the city,
have a dinner and chill on the beach….
Also Barcelona stands out because of the fact that all the city feels saturated by the spirit of Gaudi. Being honest we haven’t gone to Sagrada la Familia as we have already been there but if it is your first time, to come back without seeing it, is a sin. It is one of the most beautiful churches in the world. The construction has started in 1882 and it continues until today!
Yes, I am not talking about that, even if you miss the mesmerazing human creation, Gaudi will get into your eyes in some other parts of the city. Just when you are walking around, doing shopping or visiting a souvenir store. His style dramatically contrasts with the context of the city. In his own world the great Architect tried to stay away from straight lines and got his inspiration from the nature that has no ideal lines. That is how Casa Mila, Casa Batllo or Park Guell were born, where we drove (thinking) or walked… on the fourth day of our stay.
The first day I was wearing top from ForLove&Lemons, skirt from MANGO, my fav backpack from FENDI and my platform sandals from Polaris
Second day without loosing our time we went to explore one of Gaudi’s iconic buildings Casa Batllo. All interior he did based on the undersea world and with it’s creatures.
It was quite interesting to adjoin with 19th century that close and realize how unordinary was Antonio G., that even in our time not every artist would risk to create something like that. I would say he was Karim Rashid of his period.
Now the building belongs to a spanish family who offers it’s beauty to visitors, without touching anything that was done by the architect, supporting it by the money they get from the tickets we buy to see it, so if you think…we are also somehow participating in art of great Gaudi 🙂
I won’t forget to mention about a small restaurant that we went the same day. “La Castanya” mmm, food was delicious! The place was suggested by my acquaintance, as he is spanish we totally trusted advice he gave us and should say that we did not regret it at all! Apart from food the chef was very friendly and would suggest you the best things from menu and would cook it in front of you! (Go for Tapas)
Second day I was wearing my top from Fashionova, shorts from American Apparel, Chanel bag, Adidas superstars and earrings from Urban Outfitters
Quick turn of events and we had to leave Barcelona, no, not for forever but just for some 6 hours, because these three crazy girls suddenly decide to get on the plane and fly to Bilbao! To be in Bilbao went in my bucket list since the first time I heard about that city. It’s an architectural town located in Spain not that far from Barcelona. I did my first project inspired from Frank O’Gehry’s works and one of the most famous creations of him is located there.
I was squaleing from the excitement when we arrived there as I couldn’t believe my eyes and to that I was standing in front of that giant construction. Enormous iron plates were projected in such a way that it seemed that they were wriggling on the wind. That was the all delight of the building. The Architect tried to show how soft might massive materials seem and this way he could break our normal perception. I adore him. Soon I’ll post some clips on my youtube channel – nigarn.
Unfortunately the day was rainy and cold, I realized that my clothes were not OK for this case. Shorts that were very short couldn’t save me from the cold. We didn’t enjoy the city for it’s 100% and It happened to be very small, so we didn’t even need 6 hours. In 4 we were already done and were just waiting four our time to pass. BTW we couldnt find any nice place to have a lunch, so if you have any suggestions you could leave it in comments for future visitors !! 🙂
In Bilbao I had t-shirt from Bershka, vintage shorts, Chanel bag and Adidas superstars again
And one last particular thing I would love to mention about our trip is Park Guell that I mentioned above. From the beginning it was one of the main destinations in Barcelona. Actually it is located a little far from the city center and on our luck the day we decide to go there, it was a taxi strike day so we had to reach it by the metro and then walk a lot… A LOT, spending half of our life…
Park Guell is a separate little “town” constructed by Gaudi.
In the beginning it was an area for rich people but then it turned into a public park. It is an iconic, touristic place. There is many spanish people that haven’t even been there yet. That is classy (eyes rolling). It felt like all the houses were done from cookies sprinkled with white powder and cream on it. From the highest point of the park you could see all the city in all it’s glory. Being honest Barcelona reminded me of Baku, maybe you won’t agree with me, but it is my own opinion. It is a seaport as well. Of course yet we need more bars and restaurants by the beach for summer season but who knows, maybe by the next year we are going to have some new 🙂
I was wearing t-shirt, shorts and bag from Zara, flip flops and hat from Gucci